|Directed by:||Akshat Sharma
|Produced by:||Manchu Vishnu
|Music by:||Akshat Sharma
|Release Date:||June 06
Singham 123 (Sampoornesh Babu) is a powerful cop who cannot tolerate crime in the society. Due to his successful track record, the government transfers him to a place called Singarayakonda. There, he confronts Lingam (Bhavani), a criminal involved in several misdeeds. One fine day, Singham throws a challenge at Lingam that he will put an end to all his illegal activities.With this intention, Singham starts a mission to destroy Lingam and his supporters. In this process, he faces many difficulties and tries to overcome them one by one. Will Singham be able to achieve his goal by completing his mission ? or will he fail to overcome the hurdles in this process ? That forms the rest of the story.
Manchu Vishnu has already proved his mettle as an actor and producer. Now the actor-cum-producer tried his hand in writing the story and the screenplay of Singham 123. Unfortunately his first script fails to the core. Manchu Vishnu has done a poor job of providing a story and a structure to incorporate into the film, most probably the worst yet in the Telugu parody films. The narration of Singham 123 is a big yawn from the scene one. The film moves in snail pace in the entire first half and script goes awry in the second.
Movie follows the same path of Sudigadu has a wide array of well-known properties riff-ons including: Vikramarkudu, Race Gurram, Legend, Gabbar Singh, Shivamani, Stalin, Simhadri and a horrible spoof on live-in relationship. Does the latest spoof entry make the smart use of this enjoyable stable of commercial films and deliver a hilarious parody with plenty of laughs? Unfortunately Singham 123 fails to live up to the even lowest standards for what can be considered as comedy, and by the end leaves you wondering if a truly entertaining parody film is even possible in Tollywood now.
Whats most laziest about the film is that its gags poke fun at the films that are so out dated now that they no longer worth mentioning in keeping up with present trend. Admittedly the team did work with the latest Race Gurram, Legend, Aagadu and even Kathi receive treatment that really is out of date by a few years now. As a big fan of comedy I often find myself laughing even at some really immature things; admittedly I even chuckled a few times at Lion, but Singham 123 resulted in a total of NO laughs for me whatsoever. Coming to other technical aspects, Music by Seshu KMR is okay. However, “Edho lo Maaya” duet is fine.
Dialogues of the film offers every powerful dialogue in recent times, but nothing gels well with the script. Direction by Akshat Ajay Sharma is not upto the mark. Cinematography Satish Mutyala is worth mentioning. Some of the introduction shots and fight sequences are nicely shot. The spoof fights choreographed by P Satish are middling. One of the major assets of Singham 123 is its short runtime and makers did a favor to themselves by keeping it short less than 2 hours. The production values of 24 Frames Factory are good.